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Place I Wanna Go : Hagia Shopia

Hagia Shopia is magnificent architecture in Istambul, Turkey this is the place i wanna visit since i read Dan Brown's book Inferno

Hagia Shopia means holly wisdom and after many centuries it did become holly wisdom

If you see the image i inserted here, it's taken from Hagia's dome where there Jesus painting on the dome and Islamic caligraph of Allah and Muhammad around it

This 55 meter tall building were become church and hen become mosque coz many emperor conquer it

Turkey have such a long history and perhaps the richest history of the world for it's in the middle between Asian and Europe, which make it very unique

On Inferno it's said that Hagia was full of mortal iconic religion Mortal iconic referred to Jesus pics and caligraph of Islamic symbol Mortal religion means Islam n Christian

It's also said that when Emperor Justinian I inaugurated Hagia Shopia he said he finally beat King Sulaiman

But i read on goggle that Hagia was inaugurated by King Justinian in 532 BC and King Sulaiman ruled Turkey in 1400's

Did Dan Brown make mistake here?

Or Sulaiman here referred to Prophet Sulaiman in Islam or King Solomon in Christianity

Yup, this my place i wanna go

Place where all mortal iconoc religion loose their meaning

place that its wall tell millions secret

Place that we're gonna realize that heaven is in our soul, not in any religion

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MaeLou wrote on December 27, 2014, 8:27 PM

I don't know anything about the book, so I can't comment on that but it sounds like a really neat place to visit.

Shadi wrote on December 28, 2014, 1:51 AM

In the Age of Empires game that I play there is a building called Hagia Sophia. I didn't know what that meant until I read your post. I'd like to visit that place too.

luisga814 wrote on December 28, 2014, 2:04 AM

Nice article. At least we are getting more information about Hagia Shopia and hoping so that someday I will visit that place.

scheng1 wrote on December 28, 2014, 8:29 AM

I never think about going to Turkey though my ex-boss visits there every year.

Porcospino wrote on January 1, 2015, 12:27 PM

I have never been to Turkey, but it is one of the countries that I would like to visit one day. Istanbul and Hagia Sophia will be part of that trip.

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 11:11 AM

& AlexisYuliani I also want to visit Turkey one day! Hope I can do it soon.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 10:05 PM

I never read that book, but I would like to see the Hagia Sophia. It is on my bucket list of things I would like to see.